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Special to The Dallas Examiner


The city of Dallas wants to hear from citizens about what they would like to see in the next Dallas City Manager. A survey with questions to help with the selection of the best candidate is available at

Residents will also have the opportunity to meet the candidates for Dallas City Manager Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, second floor atrium area. To attend, enter through the Dallas City Hall main lobby near the reflecting pool.


In December, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold six free legal clinics for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines. All clinics begin at 5 p.m., with the exception of the Veteran’s Clinic, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Schedules and locations are as follows:

• Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Resource Center (for veterans and their families only)

• Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St.

• Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• Dec. 8 at 2828 Fish Trap Road

The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those who qualify under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines. Applicants are asked to bring proof of income, identification, legal papers, etc. with them to the clinic. For more information, log on to


Dr. Sherry Blake, founder of Edge Empowerment Foundation, will be a featured speaker at the inaugural Caregiver Holiday Healthy Living Expo hosted by She Ages Well, a low-cost, daylong event, held Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Summit, located at 2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie.

“I’m excited to be a part of such an important event,” Blake said. “Taking care of a loved one is stressful and we need to support caregivers every step a long the way.”

The expo is a Dallas community outreach online resource for caregivers, according to founder Patricia Bailey. It will feature seminars on healthy lifestyle tips for caregivers, Alzheimer’s facts, finding a home for mom/dad, understanding hospice and palliative care, healthy hair and cancer plus special caregiver product demonstrations. Vendors will also be available to discuss products and services.

Blake will speak on “Managing Caregiver Stress.” She has appeared on reality TV shows such as the Braxton Family Values, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Preachers of Atlanta. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience. She also has written a book, The Single Married Woman, and writes a weekly column, Ask Dr. Sherry, for

The day will wrap up with a Caregiver Party with A Plan, featuring a Sock Hop & Caregiver Slide. The expo includes a movie and popcorn. Reservations can be made through


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